CAMERA sends college students to Israel to learn about media bias

( The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA) media watchdog group is sending two-dozen college students to help "strengthen their Israel activism" on campus. 

The CAMERA logo. Credit: CAMERA.

The CAMERA Israel Advocacy and Leadership Training Mission to Israel will enable students hailing from the U.S., Canada, and South America to meet with a number of Israeli media experts, including Mark Regev, spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; Yigal Carmon, founder of the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI); and Arab-Israeli Jerusalem Post reporter Khaled Abu Toameh. 

Additionally, the students took part in a geopolitical tour of Jerusalem and visited historical sites in Tzfat and Mount Hermon in the Golan Heights. 

“Our mission will empower the students to feel confident in their understanding of the situation in Israel from the ground, leading them to continue and strengthen their Israel activism on their respective campuses when they return in the fall,” Aviva Slomich, director of the CAMERA Campus Department, said in a statement.

Posted on June 25, 2014 .